Agenda for the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto

Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 15:52

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The agenda for the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto has been uploaded. Click here to access:

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Participation to 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto open to IPPC contracting parties

Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017, 16:18

The IPPC Secretariat is pleased to announce that letters of invitation for IPPC contact points to attend the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto have been posted at

The symposium is hosted by the IPPC Secretariat, the Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission and the governments of Malaysia and Australia will take place from 22-26 January 2018 at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Contracting Parties are encouraged to attend and contribute to this important event. For further details kindly refer to the invitation and local information paper which can be found ...

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TPDP report posted!

Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017, 09:07

The report for the 2017 face-to-face meeting (Rome, Italy) of the Technical Panel for Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) has now been posted at:

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IPPC Vacancy Announcement

Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 17:30

The IPPC Secretariat is recruiting a standard setting consultant. Interested? Apply here:

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NPPOs Invited to participate in ePhyto Business Model Survey

Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017, 17:04

Yesterday, on 14 September letters were distributed to all NPPOs inviting them to participate in the ePhyto Business Model Survey. This survey will help the Secretariat determine the best business model for the ePhyto Solution project. The Secretariat kindly requests all NPPOs to participate in the survey.

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African Grain Trade Summit

Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 10:08

The East Africa Grain Council and International Grain Trade Coalition is hosting the 7th African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 5-7 October 2017. The AGTS is a biennial high-level, internationally-recognized grain industry conference that brings together important state and non-state grain sector stakeholders from across the African continent and beyond for discussions about key issues and emerging trends in the grain sector on the continent. During the Summit the hosts will also hold a short session on ePhyto. More information may be found at the AGTS website.

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Registration opened for the online Course on integrated management of Huanglongbing of citrus using Taiwanese methodology

Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017, 16:30

The Regional International Organization for Plant Protection and Animal Health (OIRSA) and the Taiwanese International Cooperation and Development Fund have developed a course on integrated management of Citrus Greening Disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). The course aims to develop participants’ technical, biosecurity and relevant technological capacities to manage HLB using an integrated approach and ensure the healthy production of citrus. Additional information on the course is available here.

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EWG report posted

Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 18:12

The Report of the IPPC Expert Working Group Meeting on Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions is now posted at this link.

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Agenda of the Standards Committee meeting in November 2017 is posted!

Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 16:38

The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: .

The meeting is taking place at FAO, Rome, Italy from 13 to 17 November 2017.

The draft ISPMs and draft Specifications to be discussed on the meeting will be available for contracting parties (CPs) and the regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) at in the restricted area of the IPP in due course.

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Compiled comments on draft specifications posted!

Posted on Mon, 04 Sep 2017, 11:05

Compiled comments from the 2017 consultation on draft specifications have been posted on the IPP: The IPPC Secretariat thanks all who have participated in the consultative process.

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ePhyto business model

Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 09:00

The IPPC Secretariat is working to develop the business model for the ePhyto Solution. See more.

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ePhyto Global Symposium Announcement

Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017, 09:23

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat would like to hereby announce that the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto is to be hosted by Malaysia on the 22-26th of January 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, supported by the Asia & Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC). This event will be partially funded through the Australian contribution to the IPPC, as well as funds allocated by the APPPC. The Symposium theme will be “ePhyto & Trade Facilitation”, aligned with development and piloting of the Hub and Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS). We would kindly like to request all National Plant Protection Organization (NPPOs) to ...

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Agenda for Expert Working Group on the Revision of ISPM 8 posted!

Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 14:46

The agenda for the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area (2009-005) is available at

The meeting will be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 18 to 23 September 2017.

The EWG will work on the revision of ISPM 8 following the tasks outlined in the approved Specification 59. The outcomes of the meeting will be presented to the Standards Committee (SC) in May 2018.

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New Russian translations of the IPPC Guides are now available on the IPPC Phytosanitary Resources page!

Posted on Tue, 15 Aug 2017, 00:17

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The following IPPC guides are now published in Russian on the Phytosanitary Resources page:

The guides were translated under the project MTF /AZE/007/STF Strengthening phytosanitary inspection and diagnostic services in Azerbaijan thanks to continuous support from FAO subregional office for Central Asia.

These two new translations of the IPPC guides developed under the STDF/PG/350 project “Global Phytosanitary Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Training Kits Project” is meant to assist contracting parties to improve their phytosanitary ...

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